Grateful Dead Live at The Tower Theatre on 1976-06-22
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
U.S. Blues, The Music Never Stopped, Crazy Fingers-> Comes A Time, Big River, Tennessee Jed, Looks Like Rain, They Love Each Other, Cassidy, Ship of Fools, Promised Land
Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> The Wheel-> Playin' In The Band, Samson & Delilah, Eyes Of The World-> Dancin' In The Streets-> Around & Around-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> One More Saturday Night
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|The Music Never Stopped|
|Crazy Fingers ->|
|Comes A Time|
|Looks Like Rain|
|They Love Each Other|
|Ship Of Fools|
|Playing In The Band ->|
|The Wheel ->|
|Playing In The Band|
|Samson And Delilah|
|Beer Barrel Polka|
|Eyes Of The World ->|
|Dancing In The Street|
|Around And Around ->|
|Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->|
|One More Saturday Night|
-- All disc changes are seamless
-- There was a lot of static which I cleaned as best as I could
-- Patch source recorded with mics placed at soundboard by GD crew member
-- Playing in The Band contains a Happiness Is Drumming Jam
-- Thanks to Digitalrbb for the supplying and digitizing the tapes
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction
- AIFF -> Adobe Audition v1.5 -> Samplitude Professional v10.1 -> FLAC
- Upper Darby, PA
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- The Tower Theatre
Subject: Excellent Keith Night!
A guy below me thought the Tennessee Jed was a bit weak, but I beg to differ. Keith plays a long solo with Jerry in it that just rips, and Keith stays hot all night, pushing the big man musically...to each his own though, this is a slower 76 show..
I am a huge fan of the Crazy Fingers...again keith brings the heat throughout/
Subject: Another solid show from the hot June '76 tour
Tix for these Tower Theater shows were advertised through the Deadhead Mailer in one of the early direct-to-heads experiments.You might save this show for after 6/9, 6/14, 6/29; though you can't go wrong on this tour: dig in anywhere and you'll find a set with a few aces (in fact this show is something of a hidden gem). It has an unusual start to the First Set and is also known for having a Happiness Jam in Playing, but the real sequence is later on. It would be nice to see an official release of the rest of the Second Set (if not the whole show). It's the best show between the Beacon Theater run and the final show in Chicago. There was no encore.
First Set. U.S. Blues was a focus due to the Bicentennial/Philadelphia. If you're not old enough to know what was going on in Philly in '76 (or what the whole nation was like that June), there isn't room here. But they come out strong. They were playing Music Never Stopped every night so this is aced as it should be - if not as big as 6/14 or 6/29. The sound is more dialed-in for Crazy Fingers than on the 1st night. It's not 6/8 but it has merits. The next several are average '76 - save for Tennessee Jed, which is lifeless and torpid ('76 wasn't the year for Jeds). Keith is great on They Love Each Other. It's not 10/9, but it's good. However Cassidy is just great; better even than 6/18. Ship of Fools is a bit flubbed. The second verse is goofed and then the third is deftly switched with half of the second.
Second Set. Playing in the Band (others look for rights) is mainly notable for having a Happiness is Drumming Jam (proto Fire on the Mountain). It's started by Phil @14min. It's very '72, but with a tinge of Allah/'75. There's an anomaly @14:23 on the official that's not on the SBDs. RIYL it loose. Phil stays out for Drums, and as for The Wheel, 6/29 is the ONE. Jer pulls back into Playing and though it doesn't really go anywhere, a 35min sammich is always entertaining. Samson is freaking muscular and the start of the show's peak sequence (which should've been the section on Download 4). There's a lengthy Beer Barrel here, but it's complete only on the Vernon AUD and not on the MTX or SBD. Eyes is supertempo - even for a '76 and even at the right pitch. Jer starts with an unreal jazzy jam then it's all wheels driving and spinning tops. The Vernon AUD captures the drummers better, IYL (and the audience is soaring). Jer really drops your jaw a few times (get a bandage), but on places you don't normally expect for Eyes, because he goes back and forth into rhythm figures a bunch. Dancin' is also speedy and Jer goes at some angles here too, trying the less conventional when he takes over (after 5 minutes of laying back). Around takes a powder until the end jam, though it's cool how Jer just bulldozes the seg into Goin' Down the Road. On the latter, the 2nd solo wipes the floor with my brain. One More Saturday leaves 'em satisfactorily satisfied.
1st Set: B
2nd Set: B
Overall = 4 stars HG
U.S. Blues - bashed centennial
Music Never Stopped - tour aced 'em, like this
Cassidy - better than 6/18!
Samson & Delilah - muscular
Eyes of the World- unreal jazzy, wheels and tops
Dancin' in the Streets - goes at some angles
Goin' Down the Road - bulldozed in, floor brain-wiped
SOURCES: The digitalrbb_miller_112218 is the best SBD overall - perfectly patched with a band-taped AUD; it IS a bit fast though, needing -1% pitch. Other AUDs are way too fast (you know who you are) but you need the Vernon for BB Polka. The mtx_seamons_112900 is better in places than the SBD. Playing>Drums>Wheel>Playing is on Download Series #4.
Subject: Shake the hand, that shook the hand!
Subject: wow just as good as it looks
Subject: Overlooked show
Subject: Another 76 great
Subject: this is what made the GD special
Subject: To all the Donna-Doubters,
Subject: CM and 1976
Subject: Flashing back
Subject: What a great show...
Subject: Unearthed Gem
First soundboard available on the archive of this historic concert.
The AUD patches are mixed in well and don't deteriorate the listening experience.
A powerful Crazy Fingers>Comes A Time pairing makes for a most excellent blastoff.
Playin' includes first riffs on "Happiness is Drumming", the eventual "Fire on the Mountain" instrumental. Also quite Spaced out and different from the rock-you-to-the-moon "Phil and Ned" esque 1974 Playin. Sounds like hard-bop out of the Happiness Jam too.
Thank you Charlie Miller. Please keep doing what you do.
Sounds like their playing in your living room.